The date is not yet official, but I have been invited to travel to Chicago in September and speak to members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I have always want to attend one of these meetings and never thought in 13 years that I would be speaking at my first one. I hope by then that I will have my 8th book, a bedtime story entitled ‘The Lizard Wizard” finished enough to showcase it and Barney & Lexi during my presentation. One look at where I believe I will be speaking and I am excited and grateful. Hard work and more hard work can pay off, you just have to keep working and keep believing!

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Whatever road your on, there will be trials, trials by fire. But when the flames burn out, will you still stand tall?

This morning, I woke up with an idea and after some thought, I sat down and wrote my first bedtime story.

Entitled: The Lizard Wizard, it follows Issac, the pet lizard as he searches the house for the lost green and blue socks. Room by room he must search in order to help his family.

The last page of The Boondock Kids, saw Mario, Louis, Sindy & Cristena, finding out their was no food in their bowls and no drink in their cups.

It was from there that the four friends appeared puzzled. Rascone did not realize that The Boondock Kids had never seen Woodenware before. He then explained to his four new friends that with Woodenware, one could wish up any meal they desired and it would be created. This idea made the four friends very excited and unanimously, they all agree they wanted macaroni and cheese for supper.

They thought of mac n cheese, but when they took the lids off of their bowls, they found nothing was there. Rascone then suggested to them that they focus very hard on their meal in detail. Being a meal that was not known to Spyderia, the Woodware would have to learn it before creating it.

They placed the lids back on their bowls and focused. After a moment, Kelmare  asked them to look this time. When they removed the lids, Mario, Louis, Sindy & Cristena found a bowl full of steamy, cheesy macaroni in front of them. Mario and Louis were the first to try their dinner and found it to be the best ever. Sindy and Cristena began to eat theirs and could not disagree.

When they became thirsty, they each thought of their favorite drink and watched as the cups began to fill with just what they had imagined. Mario had soda, Louis had apple juice, Sindy had sweet tea and Cristena chose milk.

As they ate Rascone was overwhelmed with how great the meal looked and was encouraged to create his own. At first taste, Rascone was shocked at how delicious his meal was and encouraged Kelmare to try the new coarse as well. Everyone sat around the short table and basket in the marvel of their new discoveries.

So, it’s about time to head to my evening job, I wish you a pleasant afternoon and many of your own discoveries!

 

It was midnight and standing in the Senior hallway of Lawrenceville High School, my idea was finished! Pushing my comfort zone, I left the 2017 graduates something I wish I had when I graduated 20 years ago this month.

I took motivational quotes, biographies and phrases, no two alike, and placed them on the locker of every Senior. It is my hope that these quotes will serve them as a reminder that their only competition is in the mirror!

I believe that when we can give something back, real value is felt!

Congratulations and and Best Wishes to the graduates on a very successful life ahead!

What a day Saturday was! The booksigning at Barnes & Noble was amazing and I met some wonderful people!

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One great thing about being an author is the opportunity to have family with you when they are able to travel with you! Today, my boys went with their mother and step-father to Chicago for the weekend and my mother and brother traveled to Evansville, Indiana with me!

We arrived and found wonderful readers waiting before hand! After a quick set up, I got right onto signing and speaking with people. I can not begin to tell you just how fast two hours went, it felt like fifteen minutes!

With no advertising, we send a dozen copies of Barney & Lexi: Lost In Lawrenceville, home with some super cool readers! After the signing concluded, we ate at an amazing Italian restaurant called ‘Little Italy’, took in a game of miniature golf across the street and finished the day on the river walk before making the return trip home.

IMG_20170513_201556_920¬†All and all, just a super great day to do this thing called ‘writing’! I was so glad family was able to travel with me this weekend. Now, being Mother’s Day, I am surprising my mother with a visit to a local philharmonic orchestra. A very Happy Mother’s Day to every mother in the world!!

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While at my evening job last night, I was trying to figure out how I was going to do something positive in the world. That original idea became an new and incredible idea and that grew rapidly into the idea I have now and that idea involves the people in this picture.

I am excited to do this and have to be secretive until I am finished. Gonna changes lives!

I mailed off Angelic Affliction to Portland, Oregon to the Master Review, fingers crossed on selection! I picked up an extra copy of my weekly column in the Sumner Press and mailed my first ever teacher, Mrs Battles, a copy of the paper because the article was about how she changed my life way back, starting in Kindergarten. Gained a ton of new followers on Instagram. Follow me anywhere else with the following.

Facebook: Levi B. Fox Childrens Author (levibfoxbooks)

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Well, off to my evening job, have a great afternoon!!